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Charges Against Ex-Boone Youth Coach Heading To Grand Jury

Reported: Mar. 19, 2014 5:15 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 20, 2014 5:11 PM EDT
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MADISON, W.Va. (Bob Aaron) -- Charges against a former Boone County youth sports coach accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl are going to the grand jury.

Court documents said Dusten Crupe, 35, confessed to receiving a topless picture of a girl, sending sexual messages and having sexual contact six times with the girl starting when she was 11. The victim is 14.

The Danville man waived his preliminary hearing at the last moment, sending sexual assault and other charges to the grand jury. Deputies investigated Crupe for months, but found it difficult to get social media information and tough to wade through thousands of pages when they did.

The defendant has been involved in youth sports with several different local leagues over the last few years, but deputies said that is not how he met the victim. He is charged with sexual abuse, soliciting a minor by computer and sexual assault.

As of now, there is only one alleged victim involved with the case. Deputies said anyone with any information about additional victims or other information should call the Boone County Sheriff's Office. Crupe was a youth football coach, but no longer has that position.



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